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Holy Wars The Punishment Due Bass Tab

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------|HOLY WARS 
PUNISHMENT DUE - Megadeth
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Tabbed by: Jeremy Evett
Email: jeevett@hotmail.com

Ok, so I'm really a guitar player, but I can slap a little bass as well.
Really, I made this tab for my bass player because the other tabs on here
were almost completely inaccurate and didn't have the correct note spacing.
I figured out this tab by watching a YouTube video of David Ellefson playing
this song along with his iPod because I couldn't really hear the bass on the
original recording well enough to figure it out.  Check out the video and
you will discover the method behind the madness.

Tuning: Standard

Intro:
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------234-------------------------------|
A|-567-----------------345-543-432-567---------------|
E|-----567-765-543---------------------567-765-543330|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7---------5h7----5h7--------|
E|----000-----00000000----000----00005-6-|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7---------5h7----5h7----8---|
E|----000-----00000000----000----0000--7-|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7---------5h7----5h7----2---|
E|----000-----00000000----000----0000--3-|

Pause Riff:
G|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7----------------------|---------------------------------|
E|----000-----0000007---00006-005-0-|-7---------------7(rest)-7--3--2-|

Play Riff 1 again, then

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| (x4)
A|-5h7----10p7----------------------|
E|----000-----0000007---00006-005-0-|

Riff 2:
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------| (x7)
A|-5h7----10p7--------5h7----5h7--------|
E|----000-----00000000---000----00007---|

Riff 3: (x4)                           *Fill 1 4th time
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7--------5h7----5h7----------------------------------------|
E|----000-----00000000---000----00003-0-2-3-0-2-0-0-2-3-0-0-3-2-0-0-2-3-|

Fill 1
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-2-3-0-2-0-0-2-3-0-0-3-2-0-0-2-|

Verse Riff: (x4)
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---8---------------------------5---4---|
A|-567-----10--9---567-------------567-----7---6---|
E|-----000---0---0-----000-6---7-6-----000---0---0-|

G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-567-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----000-2---0-2-3-5-000-5---0-3-5-6-000-6---5-3-5-|

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-3p0-0000-6---5-3-5-3p0-0000-6---5-3-|

"Holy Wars"
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-567-----------------|
E|-----567-765-543-330-|

The Punishment Due: (x4)
G|--------------------------------|-------------|-------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------|-------------|
A|-3-2---2-----3-2---2-----2-3-5--|-------------|-------------|
E|-----0---0-0-----0---0-0--------|-0(rest)-----|-0-----------|

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-3-2-----2-1-----1-0-|

Riff 4:                                   *Fill 2 8th time
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7---9-----10--------------------7---9-----------------------|
E|---7---0-8-----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-0-----7---0-3-2-----2-1-----1-0-|

Fill 2
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-3-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-|

Solo 1: Solo Riff
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------3-0-----------------------------3-0-------------------|
A|---------------1---1-1-1-1---------------------1---1-1-1-1-------|
E|/3---3-3-3-----------------0-1-2-3---3-3-3-----------------0-1-2-|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------3-0--------------------/5-3--------------------------------|
A|---------------1---1-1-1-1-------------5-3-1--------------------------|
E|-3---3-3-3-----------------0-1-2-3-----------3-2-----2-1-----1-0(rest)|

G|-----------------|--------|
D|-----------------|--------|
A|-----------------|--------|
E|-0---------------|-0(rest)|

Play Riff 4 (x4)

Solo 2: Play Solo Riff again, then
G|---------------------|--------------------------|
D|---------------------|--------------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------------|
E|-3-2-----2-1-----1-0-|(rest)--------------------|

Riff 5:
G|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-3-0-2-3-0-2-0-0-2-3-0-0-3-2-0-0-2-3-|-0(rest)---------------------|

G|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-7-0-6-7-0-6-0-0-6-7-0-0-7-6-0-0-2-3-|-0(rest)---------------------|

G|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-10--9-10--9-----9-10----10-9---9-10-|-7(rest)---------------------|
E|---0-----0---0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----|-----------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-14-13-14--13---13-14---14-13---9-10-|
E|---0-----0---0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----|

Solo 3-Fast solo: (x8)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-0---0-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-3-0-|-2-3-0-2-0-0-2-3-0-0-3-2-0-0-2-3-|

Coming out of the solo:
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------| (x4)
A|-5h7---10h7--------5h7----5h7------|
E|----000----000-0-0----000----00007-|

Riff 6: (x2)
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-5---------------7---------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------6-------|-5h7----10h7--------5h7----5h7------|
E|---000-0-0-0-000---000-0-----7---|----000-----000-0-0----000----000-7-|

G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-5------------------5--------4---|------------------------------------|
A|-----------------6--------5------|-5h7----10h7--------5h7----5h7------|
E|---000-0-0-0-000-------0-------0-|----000-----000-0-0----000----000-7-|

"Mercy killings"
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------| (x6)
A|-5h7----10p7--------|
E|----000-----00000000|
             *Fill 3
              6th time only

Fill 3
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-5h7----10p7----------|
E|----000-----0000003-0-|

Outro:
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------/10--|
E|-2-3-0-2-0-0-2-3-0-0-3-2-0-0/7-0-|-6-7-0-6-0-0-6-7-0-0-7-6-0-0---0-|

G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------12-13-14\-----|
A|-9-10--9-----9-10---10-9-----9-------------7-|
E|-----0---0-0-----0-0-----0-0------------00(0)|
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Fendergod666 192 wrote on May 27 2011, 10:44 pm

great ****in tab!

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PiercedBand 2,914 wrote on September 22 2014, 12:30 pm

Honestly shouldn't it be the bass player's job to learn it? Other than that oddity it's perfect.

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